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Jimmy Carter: Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy Appointment of the Four Public Members.
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Jimmy Carter
Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy Appointment of the Four Public Members.
March 22, 1979
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Jimmy Carter<br>1979: Book I
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1979: Book I
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The President today announced the appointment of the four public members of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy. They are:

Reubin Askew, who was Governor of Florida from 1971 to 1979, and is now practicing law in Miami. Askew was a Florida State representative and State senator prior to his election as Governor. He has also been designated Chairman of this Commission.

Rose Matsui Ochi, executive assistant to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and director of criminal justice planning for the city of Los Angeles. Ochi was previously a staff attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

Joaquin Francisco Otero, international vice president of the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks. Otero, of Springfield, Va., was born in Cuba in 1934 and emigrated to the United States in 1954. He became a naturalized citizen in 1960. Otero has worked actively with the AFLCIO/COPE in creation of a Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.

Cruz Reynoso, associate justice of the Third Appellate District in Sacramento, Calif. Reynoso has taught law at the University of California and the University of New Mexico and has served as director of California Rural Legal Assistance.

The Commission also includes:

—the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, ex officio;

—four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appointed by the President pro tem of the Senate. Those appointed, who were announced in the Senate on March 19, are Senators Kennedy, DeConcini, Mathias, and Simpson;

—four members of the House Judiciary Committee, appointed by the Speaker of the House. Those appointed, who were announced in the House on March 19, are Representatives Rodino, Holtzman, McClory, and Fish.



Citation: Jimmy Carter: "Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy Appointment of the Four Public Members. ," March 22, 1979. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=32078.
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